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ttnr4 at Send Claaa MatUr October 11. 1U9, at tha Port
OfflM at Chloago, Illinois, unatr Act af March S, 1171.
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CHUCAeOv SATUJtDAT, AUGUST 14, 1920.
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The Fight Over the States-Attorneyship
One of the Queerest Chicago
Politics Has Ever Known
Backing and Filling, Lying and Evasion
Double Crossing Mark the Battle
Now Going On
Tho fight ovor tho nomination for
State's Attorney Is n queer ono to say
And this remark applies to tho Ito
publlcnn as well as the Democratic
side of the question.
County Clerk Swoltzcr and City
Clerk lgoc nro for Michael Igoo tho
Democratic legislative leader for tho
Hoyno's bolt of Swoltzor's nomina
tion for mayor In 1019 resulting in
Sweltzor's defeat makes tho Swcltzor
following very bitter against Hoyno.
County Treasurer Gibbons and
John F. O'.Mnlloy nro In favor of
Hoyno's nomination on tho ground
that it will tend to unito tho party in
a presidential year.
A number of Democratic bosses in
various wards are with Hoyno ono
day nnd with Igoo tho next and
thoro yen arc
On the Republican side tho most
formidable contender Is Judgo Her
nnrd I. Rnrnsa of tho Municipal
Darasn Is a great voto gottcr and
ran 20,000 ahead of his nearest com
petitor at tho last primary. Ho is
running independent of any slate.
Judgo Mntchctt is tho candldnto of
tho united Urundngc-Dcnoen factions
and It goes without snylng that ho
will mako n great showing.
Tho City Hall or Thompson Ropub
llcnus havo united on Judgo Robort
E. Crowo nnd nro confident of nomi
Many of tho local ward loaders aro
backing nnd lining and lying and
evading any attempt to fnstcu their
plnco In this tight.
Altogether it is going to bo an
interesting battle nnd ono which will
bo fought out to a finish.
Following Is n complcto list of tho
petitions for county olllces:
County Judgo Edwin A. Olson,
Frank S. Hlgholinor.
State's attorney Ilobert E. Crowo,
David F. Matchott, Uoruard Rarasa.
County survoyor Den II. Suhr, Ed
gar A. Rosslter, Harry L. Emmorson.
Recorder of deeds Joseph F. Haus,
John P. Gamor.
Clerk of Circuit court August W.
Mlllor, George M. Toboy.
Momber of board of rovolow
Charles V. Darrott, William H. Dollon
back. Coroner Harry It. Hoffman, Peter
M. Hoffmnn, Dr. Louis C. Sondcl.
Clerk of Suporlor court John KJol
laiulor, Samuel E. Erlckson.
Mombors of board of assessors
Adam Wolf, Harry I Drln, William
II. Wobor, Harry Groon.
Trustees sanitary district Wallaco
G. Clark, George W. Paulln, Harry F.
Hnmlln, Morris Ellor, Aloxandor N.
Todd, Lawrenco F. King, Ernest
Golssler, Fred A. Volona, Oeorgo Ja
cob, John Olson, John F. Rlordan,
William Daley, Martin Follrath, John
F, Seanlan, Robort Isliatu Randolph.
State's attorney Maclay Hoyno,
Thomas J. Lynch, Michaol L. Igoo,
John K. Murphy, George McMauon,
Recorder T. J. Crowo.
Clerk of Circuit court Walter J.
La Duy, Frank C. Perkins, Thomas J.
Coroner Mathias Allor.
Board of roview M, W. Shorldun.
Clerk of Suporlor court Charles J.
UtgMl WmUt Orcrfifc kmmg
Mlchnl, Thomas J. Carrol, Thomas P.
Member board of assessors Ed
ward Cohen, James II. Wells, James
A. Murphy, Timothy C. Charles, Fred
Trustees sanitary district P. J.
Carr, Michael Rosenberg, Thomas M.
Sullivan, William R. O'Toolo, Joseph
Keefc, William J. Roonoy, Dennis
County Judge Francis X. Dusch, II.
J. Mnhonoy, John E. Owon.
State's attorney William II. Cun
ncn. Rccordor Roboit II. Howe.
Clork of Circuit court Albert C.
Clork of Superior court Henry E.
Coronor Anron J. Dubln.
President sunltnry district Adolph
Trustoo sanitary district Max
Silverman, John C. Flora, Adolph
Members board of assessors Jos
eph Hortlck, John McGIII.
Mcmbor board of rcvlow Frank
County surveyor Andry II. Koll.
CIPAL COURT TICKET
Tho Domocrntle Municipal court
ticket was completed ut a harmoni
ous bcssiou of tho county committee.
Tho Domocrntle sluto follows:
Judgo 1). W. Sullivan, Twenty-third
Judgo Leo J. Doyle, Twenty-fifth
Judgo Frank II. Graham, Sixth ward.
Judgo E. K. Jnrockl, Sixteenth ward.
Judge James Donnhoo, Thirty-fifth
Edmund L. Mulcnhy, Twenty-first
James S. Mclnornoy, Thirty-fifth
Francis Dorelll, Twonty-nlnth ward.
Joseph L. Grabor, Thlrty-llrst ward.
William J. LIndsoy, Soventh ward.
For the Dolnn vacancy A. A. Pan
tolls of tho Twenty-sixth ward was
TRUST ANDSAVINGS DE
CLARES BIG BIVIiEND
Tho Northwostern Trust nnd Sav
ings bank, 1201 Milwaukee nvonuo,
hus declared u 25 por cent stock divid
end, pnyahlo Sopt. 1 to stockholders
of record on that date, increasing tho
capital stock from $000,000 to $750,
000. Tho bank's surplus after tho
divldoud Is paid will bo $150,000 and
undivided profits will bo $108,773.
EGAN DESERVES CREDIT
Donls J. Egan, popular chairman of
tho Domocrntle .Executlvo Commltteo
deserves most of tho crodlt for tho
success of tho big Roosovelt mcotlng
Wednesday night. It was a great
mooting nnd Robort M. Swcltzor made
an Ideal presiding olllcor.
City Council Should Re-District
Present Number in Interest
A spoclal meeting of tho city coun
cil will bo held Aug. 24 at 2 p. m.,
to consider proposals for ro-d 1st riot
ing wards and act on licensing propo
sitions aimed to add to tho city's
Announcement ot tho special meet
ing was posted on tho olllclal bul
letin board of tho city council, and
letters notifying the aldermen will bo
sent out nt once so that they can nr
rnngo to ho present.
Tentative agreements on the new
ward boundaries havo been reached
for most of the wards. Furthor meet
ing of tho re-districting subcommltco
will bo hold In tho next two weeks to
comploto tho preliminary work, and
prepare a hnul report for presentation
to tho council at tho special mooting,
Anthony D'Androa, democratic com
mitteeman from tho 10th ward, electod
last spring under tho primary law,
which has stneo boon hold invalid,
yesterday afternoon was forcod by
tho 'democratic county central com
mltteo to give way to Aid. John
Powors, The seating of tho old boss
of tho 19th ward marks tho return ot
Aid. Powers to a position held by
him for thlrty-fivo years on tho con
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IN THEIR OWN FIGHT
Attorney-General Edward J. Drun
(luge, chairman of tho executive com
mittee of the hnrnion forces, de
clared that the voiding of tho state
primary law, under which many demo'
crnts voted for tho Thompson com
mitteemen last spring would mark
vigorous effort by the domochatlc
leaders to rally overy democrat to
tho support of the many contestants.
"The democrats will havo enough
trouble In their own enmp this year
without mixing In the republicans'
battles and complicating tho primary
results," said Attorney-General llrun
dago. "With u 'knock down nnd drag
out' fight In the 8th district, where
Aid. Stanley Kunz is fighting Con
gressman Gallagher; with the lgoc
and Hoyno contest for the nomina
tion of state's nttornoy; tho stock
yards district light between Congress
man Frank McDcrmott und State Sen
ator A. F. Gorman, nnd similar con
tests in many more districts, every
democrat will bo rounded up by pre
cinct workers nnd will be taken to
the polls to vote as a democrat."
"Inasmuch us Thompson commit
teemen Inst spring were elected by
tho democratic vote, this fall he'll
lose that support, because tho demo-
Well Known Capitalist and Leader In Chicago
crnts who voted republican last
spring will not bo hold undor tho
ptimnry law. Tako tho 20th wind ns
an example. In that ward, whoro tho
normal voto ot tho republicans Is only
3,500, moro tluui 0,000 republican
votes wero polled In tho election for
committeemen. Whoro did thoy como
from? Tho nnswor Is obvious: tho
oxtrn votes came from democrats.
Tho democratic valors will voto
tholr own ticket in tho coming primary
and that is why wo fool confldont
that wo havo tho Thompson group
OR OUGHT TO BE
Some ot tho Democratic leadors act
as it thoy were out on bail in their
anxiety ovor tho state's attorneyship.
If Adopted by City Council It Will Stop
All New Building and Make
It Will Add to the Burdens of Already Overtaxed
Tax Payers and Won't Help
Evidently some of tho Democrats
who wont out to San Francisco to
tho Democratic National Convention
nre not satisfied that conditions arc
ns bad ns they are.
After lsltlng that Jumping off
place and gazing upon the remains
of its earthquakes, they arc not satis
fied with things In Chicago.
Aldormun Anton J. Cermnk hab re
turned from Frisco with an Idea
gleaned from what ho saw In tliat
city ot Chlncso and bug juice.
This Idea according to tho dally
press ho intends to put into operation
in Chicago by introducing an ordlu
unco compelling tho owners ot Hat
buildings In Chicago to pay a license
feo to tho city for tho prlvologo of
renting a flat to auyono.
This Idea is worthy of tho Presi
dent of tho United Societies for Lo
cal Solf Government which fought
such a victorious battle for tho pres
ervation ot saloons and booze par
lors. Tho man who owns n Hat building
is obliged nt prosont to pay:
Renl ostato taxes,
Personal proporty taxes,
Iloulevurd link rule taxes,
Ogdeu Ave. extension taxes,
Resides Insurance, repairs, decorat
ing costs and the thousand and ono
things that accompany real estate
The Hat owner Is certainly Justified
In raising rents to keep himself from
losing his property or going to tho
Ninety-live per cent of the gcnornl
taxes go to pay big salaries for tax
eating politicians und their followers.
If the landlords nre to bu discrimi
nated against and forced to pay li
censes for tho prlvllego of being tnxed
to death for the benellt ot politicians,
then rents will bu raised still higher.
And thoy ought to he.
And many people who were foolish
enough to contemplate tho erection
of Hat buildings will abandon the idea
and Hat building will cense.
Ono would think that the Demo
cratic party had enough to nnswer for
this year In tho enormous tax burden
11 has Imposed upon the people with
out having It Ueerless Leader Cer
mnk Introducing any ordinance which
will Increase the burdens ot both
landlord and tenant.
JOE HAAS DAY, AUG. 21
Republican politicians will have a
gala day Aug. 21 nt Michigan City. Tho
Intor-Clty IliiHoball league, of which
County Recorder Joseph F. Hans Is
tieasurer, eager to do something to
nld Mr. Hans' campaign for re-election,
decided to make Aug. 21 .Too
Huns day, chartered the steamer
Florida for u trip to Michigan City,
ni ranged a program of athletic sports
and vnudovlllu features und told Mr.
I Inns to gonhond and Invito his friends.
The famous .loo Haas quartet which
accompanies the recordor to his po
litical meetings will bo on tho bout.
Tickets for tho excursion nro being
distributed nt tho olllces of tho re
corder, sheriff nnd clerk of the Muni
cipal court. Mr. Haas Invites all of
his friends to be his guests that day.
Judge Rernnrd P. Rnrasn (lied a
now petition for stnto's attorney,
signed by 25,000 petitioners, ills or
iginal petition was Hied on July 21.
Judge llnrnsa says that ho will still
has In his olllcu a list ot 25,000 more
signatures which ho did not submit.
Ills reason for filing a now petition
with this largo numbor of names was
that It was rumored at the time his
Hist petition was Hied that he would
not i omniu In tho race
SIX REPUBLICANS IN
RACE FOR GOVERNOR
There nro six republican candidates
for governor John G. Oglesby, Lon
Small, Oscar E. Carlstrrtm, ,JJyor
Edward N. Woodruff, Samuel Miles
Hastings nnd Harrison M. Parker.
COMMODORE A. SHEL
DON CLARK IS LINCOLN
A. Sholdon Clark, vlco president ot
tho Sinclair Oil company, has been
made a momber of tho Lincoln park
board, filling tho vacancy caused by
tho death ot Frank T. Simmons,
Mr. Clark, who Is commodore of
tho Chicago Yacht club nnd president
of the Chicago Aviation club, Is also
treasurer of the North Central as
sedation, which is Interested in real
estate values nnd Improvements In
tho district nffected by the now
Mr. Clnrk was n pioneer In the
"William Hale Thompson for mayor"
boom. Ho ran for county commis
sioner In 1012. Petitions recently
were circulated nsklng that his name
be placed on tho republican ticket
for governor In tho September primaries.
JOYCE WILL WIN
IN THE 29TH
Tho Republicans have it strong can
didate In John T. Joyce, who will bo
nominated and elected to the lower
house of tho legislature In tho 29th
district. He Is an able and popular
young man who will relied credit on
LAND ISLAND JOB
Lucius J M Malinln, for moro thnu
twenty-live years n member of the
locnl bar association, has been ap
pointed Judge of the District court
of the Vligln Islands This Is the
Hrst I'nlted States appointment of n
district ludge for those parts. Judge
Mulmlu will assume olllce on Sept. 1.
IN POOR SHAPE
The lire department of Chicago Is
tho poorest In the country in equip
ment und several other things.
THE PEOPLE BE D-D
Why don't the aldermen get after
profiteers In food fuel nnd clothing?
Why pick on tho tax payeis from
whom they got their support?
OWENS IS OUT
John E. Owens who could have
won withdrew from the county JiuUi'
LYNCH FOR IG0E
Aid Thomas J I,yi withdrew
from the state's uttorney light His
Htrongth will go to Igoi
Several of tho nldermon nre feeding
cluss Jiatred by abusing proporty own
ers. Eugene J. Klrby ot Covert, will bo
elected a representative of tho Michi
gan legislature In Novombor. Mr.
Kirby hus sorvod tho pooplo faith
fully In tho pnst nnd Is tho popular
nssessor of Covert township. lie is
n staunch republican.